The Redford Center gives new meaning to the term "greenlight" with it's latest grant opportunity.
If you've got a film that's focused on highlighting environmental issues, look no further than The Redford Center for a shot at funding. Backed by The New York Community Trust, The Redford Center Grants pilot program will support feature-length film projects in early development that are focused on driving awareness, education and tangible action on a variety of environmental topics. And yes, we're talking about that Redford.
There's a pretty sweet prize package for those films selected. Five filmmaking teams will be chosen to participate in the pilot program, in which each team will receive:
- A $15,000 development grant to produce a written film treatment and a short proof-of-concept film over a 3-month timeframe
- Mentorship from issue experts and industry leaders to refine project narratives and impact goals
- A GoPro Hero 4 Black camera to support filmmaking
- Film distribution as part of The Redford Center Grants programs’ series of shorts
- A travel and lodging grant to attend a Story Development Summit at the Sundance Mountain Resort
- An opportunity to be considered for co-production with The Redford Center, and/or to receive an additional production grant
You can read the regulations here, and applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. As if this weren't great enough, it's 100% free to apply and 100% open to anyone in the world. Apply here.